Siobhan Wilson
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Profession / role:
Fair Trade Importer and Shop Owner
Company / organisation:
Kolkata and FAIR
Website (if you have one): and
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Buyer, Retailer, Supplier
I am looking to discover or buy
Designers interested in product development with the groups in Kolkata. The skills of the producers that I work with are batik, embroidery, block printing, embossing leather, silk screening. We mainly focus on stationery at present but I would like to expand into clothing, home textiles.
About me / About business or organisation:
I studied International Development at University focusing on economics and sociology. After a fifteen year career in Finance, I have started an import business working with NGO's out in Kolkata, India and subsequently have opened two fair trade shops in Brighton, UK. I am interested in making fairtrade craft and clothing more accessible to the general public. I am interested in combining the skills of the design and retial industry here in the UK with the incredible skills and craftmanship of the producers that I work with.
Career history / Company history:
1994-2005 Various roles in American Express Finance and Treasury
2005-2007 Set up Kolkata importing products from NGO's in Kolkata
Nov. 2007 Opened the Kolkata Shop the first fair trade shop in Brighton focusing on clothing, jewellery, accessories and stationery
Nov. 2008 Opened FAIR shop along with three other fairtrade importers focusing on clothing, jewellery, homewares, stationery and cosmetics

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At 21:02 on January 26, 2011, Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear said…

On the 17th feb at 7.00pm to 10.30 pm at the Brighton media centre

15-17 Middle St 
Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 1AL
Anupa Accessories will be having a special VIP launch Party introducing her wonderful fashions to the UK.
Colin Leslie eyewear will also be there to show his bamboo eyewear .
So come along , finally see for real the products you only know from pictures, bring a friend and your wallet ..special prices on the day ..
Free drink , Free food, and free entry...

Please confirm on the link  if you plan to turn up .
hope to see you there
At 20:39 on October 16, 2009, Rachel Holland said…
I've just posted the Kolkata Launch onto my page events...
At 13:41 on April 18, 2009, David McGill said…
Hi Siobhan, I'm interested in having products developed/made
At 10:53 on April 17, 2009, Tamsin Lejeune said…
Hi Siobhan
Welcome to the network- you are doing some fantastic things. Why not post something on the blog or forum about the designers you are looking for? I am sure there will be plenty of interest, Tamsin

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